The Cassini spacecraft sits on display for the media in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in August 1997. The main high gain antenna dish is 4 metres in diameter.
Cassini-Huygens is a joint NASA/ESA mission. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will orbit Saturn for four years, making an extensive survey of the ringed planet. The ESA Huygens probe will be the first to land on a world in the outer Solar System - on the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Data from Cassini and Huygens may offer clues about how life began on Earth.